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Lot 031490
A COLLECTION OF UNIFORMLY BOUND RALPH WALDO EMERSON WORKS 1883:Including: The Riverside Edition of Emerson's Complete Works. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, 1883. Having twelve volumes, titled: "Nature, Addresses and Lectures", "Essays-First Series", "Essays - Second Series", "Representative Men", "English Traits", "Conduct of Life", "Society and Solitude", "Letters and Social Aims", "Poems", "Lectures and Biographical Sketches", "Miscellanies", and "Natural History of Intellect and Other Papers". The group also includes a first edition of The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. Having two volumes, numbered 74 of 250 editions printed.
Each volume bound in three-quarter green morocco, with gilt spines, raised bands, and scrolled tooling, top edges gilt, and mottled green endpapers.
Provenance: From the estate of Daniel Clancy, Voltaire Place, Grosse Pointe Farms.


With fading to brown to most spines consistent with sunlight exposure. Almost all hinges cracked, and most boards are detached. However, the binding on all remains tight. Tanning to pages, especially to end pages. With rubbing to many spines, and some minor chipping to leather throughout. The text itself is in good used condition (MK).

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Estimate $100 - $250Mar 11, 2017
Detroit, MI, USA